Prairie Pal

Prairie Pal

Lives in Canada Prairies, Canada
Joined on Oct 23, 2003


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On SanDisk unveils 512GB Extreme Pro card article (153 comments in total)

There goes KR's last excuse for not shooting RAW.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 19:28 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (139 comments in total)

Unscientific as my theory may be, I think a bulk of lenses get purchased during rebate periods and kit deals. So I wonder if Canon will continue to offer rebates or sale prices, and where will the floor be for those rebate prices. Same as before or a new low when you factor in the lower street price?
There's nothing like creating cheap word of mouth internet buzz to drastically lower your advertising budget.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 14:18 UTC as 18th comment
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backayonder: I will have to get my eyes tested again. sure this said Underwear not underwater

So you guys click on everything with "underwear" in the title? I'll bet you were disappointed huh? :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 01:49 UTC
On Portfolio: Martin Kimbell's 'Light Paintings' article (36 comments in total)

Why outside in the bush? I think the setting is distracting. The symmetrical lights belong against a city scape or a more simple background like a beach. While there was some technical effort to be acknowledged I don't see what is report worthy about it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 15:33 UTC as 15th comment
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)
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Apewithacamera: What brand of protector filter would you recommend for this lense?

Fish bowl.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 21:53 UTC
On Weather Channel announces photo contest winners article (23 comments in total)

Quite a few images not related to weather, but the ones that are look very nice.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 10:44 UTC as 6th comment
On Exposing sharks in a positive light article (62 comments in total)
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backayonder: I respect sharks but until one licks me on the nose my fears will not change

If a shark licked me on the nose I would be making like a squid.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 22:52 UTC

6 identical pictures of kids pointing weapons with the same unbelievable "green-screen" open mouth expressions, and fanged monsters added in post. I wouldn't say this is a new DPreview low, but really don't you have better things to with your time than repost crap like this? Don't you have camera reviews to catch up on? Looking at this is like Canadian Tire money; the second after you exit the store you throw it away.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 16:33 UTC as 33rd comment | 11 replies

These look like Dpreview staff profile pics. That toothy British grin is a dead give-away. Blimey mates, we've been PUNKED. He's smiling because he's secretly testing the Nikon D400.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 23:34 UTC as 235th comment
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EricCul: A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says: "That's the ugliest baby that I've ever seen. Ugh!"

The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her: "The driver just insulted me!"

The man says: "You go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I'll hold your monkey for you."

Haaaaaa! Did you just make that up?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 23:22 UTC
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Kodachrome200: omg the monkey didnt actually take the photo. monkeys cant take photos. the guy just want publicity so he claimed that the monkey did. The level of serious argument premised on that claim being true happening is rediculous

Monkeys can't use spell check either :) *like*

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 21:46 UTC

Riddle me this Batman:
Your camera is on a tripod and you're going to trigger it with remote release. The photographer next you has the same idea except his trigger is set to the same channel as your receiver and he trips your shutter. He had a 10mp Canon DSLR and you had a MF 50mp with supreme glass set up. He looks over and sees what happened and figures hmmmm... chaching. Who owns the image?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 21:39 UTC as 248th comment | 2 replies
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David Kinston: Are we missing the point?

Do we really totally accept the original story that the animal actually took these photos?

Wonderfully well composed and staged considering the animal probably had minimal prior experience with cameras - which s/he would not be expected to understand anyway. Frankly I don't believe it, until absolute proof is supplied.

Certainly a great PR coup for David Slater. Maybe he was just too smart by half.

Excellent point !! We're often too easily convinced of sensational stories without rationalizing them. At best I would say that the monkey "grabbed at" the camera and didn't let go, but the photographer kept his hands on it and kept control over the shutter release.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 02:13 UTC

To further the argument that the monkey did not set up the camera and process the images; it also did not own the camera. When a monkey can walk into the store, ask for a specific camera and gear, pay for it with it's OWN money, charge the batteries, learn to use it and then snap a picture..I will concede that it owns the rights to the image. Wiki is only doing this because it has money to indulge itself in this kind of legal horse play.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 02:09 UTC as 436th comment | 6 replies
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)

Suddenly anything with a drone is newsworthy. Drone this, Drone that. If the payload can be sustained by the drone its considered necessary to try it. Call me when drones can shingle my steep roof.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 11:24 UTC as 43rd comment

News you can use. I like these.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 09:55 UTC as 38th comment
On Quick Review: That Steady Thing article (68 comments in total)
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yslee1: Oh cool, so it's a bipod for a monopod.

Just think of it as a monopod with training wheels. Or a one legged tyronosaurusrex with two wimpy arms in front. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 15:12 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (289 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: People actually buying the Nikon 1 system?

There are much better mirrorless camera's on the market.
In fact the Nikon 1 is the most less appealing of all.

Everyone pile on SonyShine! Give his post the most least "likes" ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 14:10 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (289 comments in total)
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Horshack: This is like apologizing to a child for being out of broccoli at dinner time, out of soap at bath time, and out of toothpaste at night time.

Horshack>> You may be right, but it helps to make them think maybe it's something that they should want. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 00:16 UTC
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)
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Dan Wagner: The photos are kind of 80's schticky. I think the idea is great -- if he had photos of himself in the suit walking in a crowd of people commuting to work -- but taken straightforward, or a photo at the breakfast table with his family, he in the suit with the family members dressed normally, or a wedding photo with him in the suit and the bride in gown and he's looking out a nearby window -- that kind of thing -- that to me would have taken the idea to a better place. Of the series, the shot on the playground shuttle was the one I liked best -- but he didn't need to have the shuttle touching ground -- just him sitting on the shuttle leaving the viewer to provide the story would have been enough. And before anyone goes ape on their keyboard believing there's something on the internet that needs immediate fixing -- this is just my humble opinion -- albeit one reflecting 30 years as a pro.

Dan> True, but Dpreview seems to be the place where you get away publishing this entry level schtickiness.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 18:42 UTC
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